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“We Are A Minority Within A Minority” – Why Some Black Muslim Businesswomen Don’t Want To Be The Face Of Their Brands

It’s undeniable that female entrepreneurship is growing within the Black British community. We’re hearing more and more success stories of black women fronting their own organisations, but there is a group who still feel overlooked in the business world: black Muslim Women. 

“Why is there no representation from the intersectionality of being a black woman but also a black woman of faith?” asks Jennifer Ogenyumi, founder of Sisters in Business, a network supporting Muslim women.

Black women business owners are making bank for the UK economy. A study from the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) shows black-owned British businesses generate more than £10 billion a year.